Stephen Palmer, Professor of Psychology, City University.
"This book provides a thorough yet accessible introduction to counselling psychology. Written in a highly engaging manner, this timely publication will undoubtedly provide an invaluable resource to all that read it"
Ewan Gillon, Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University
A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology brings together a wide range of information on the theory and practice of counselling psychology, written through the lens of direct practitioner experience and incorporating a global perspective. The authors offer views on cutting-edge issues in counselling psychology, discussing:
- the social and historical context
- philosophical considerations
- the professional knowledge base
- training requirements and paths, careers and practice
- the tasks, challenges and debates that practitioners deal with in different settings.
This accessible introduction is of special interest to students considering a career in counselling psychology, and to professionals involved in the training and supervision of counselling psychologists. As both an up-to-date review of professional developments in relation to the field of counselling psychology and also more broadly, senior practitioners should welcome this resource as a reference covering all aspects of the present professional setting.